Monday, March 26, 2012

Shamrock Shufflin' Success!

I completely forgot to update you on my training last week because life just got in the way.

In any event, I had a rather lazy last week pre-race. I got out for my Sunday long run (another 4.8 miles!) and then only ran one more time. The weather was hot, I was tired, and I barely eked out two and a half miles WITH walk breaks. I felt terrified for Sunday.

Sunday came. I woke up on time, feeling rested and ready to go. I was ready to beat my self-set goal of finish these eight kilometers in under an hour. After a very quick finish, I started to get tired. I accidentally shut off my running app in my phone. My pandora switched from the upbeat poppy music that keeps me going to a total emo channel. WHAT WAS HAPPENING?! We got to the end and there was a hill. It seemed NEVER-ENDING. Right around the corner was the finish.

I finished. I didn't take walk breaks save for the two water stations where I quickly downed a cup and trotted right back out there. I didn't even pause for P.I.C. to take my photo. I was in the zone.

My result? I beat my goal. I FINISHED! I DID SO WELL. I am patting myself on the back still, if you can't tell.

I celebrated by eating brunch and drinking bloody marys with good friends. After brunch, we went home, slightly buzzed. I signed up for a 10 mile race that's in nine weeks.

Let the training (and subsequent updates) resume. No rest for me.

I learned my lesson. Be VERY wary going out for brunch on a runner's high with running friends who will use those endorphins and vodka to convince you it's a good idea to run twice as far.

I'm doing it. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.


2 comments:

  1. Woo hoo!! Congrats! Let me know when The next race is...I was so pumped when I saw do many friendly faces cheering me on when I ran the marathon, I'd love to come and support you the same way!

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